Happy Halloween weekend… 

The search for the best things to do in Dubai at the weekend isn’t exactly the easiest endeavour. Why? Because there are so many options – like live performances, pop-ups, new restaurants, yoga classes, Halloween workshops, and more.

Without further ado, here is our shortlist of 12 amazing things to do in Dubai this weekend:

Friday, October 27

Staycation with your dog

In seriously paw-some news for pet owners, Park Hyatt Dubai will welcome four-legged staycationers from this Friday. To be eligible to check in, your pooch must be under 12kg, and you’ll also be required to pay a Dhs300 cleaning fee on top of the regular hotel rate. Rolling out the red carpet for your favourite furry friend, the picturesque property will provide Evian water and other special treats for all pooches that check in. Find out more here.

Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai Creek Resort, rates from Dhs1,595, cleaning fee Dhs300 extra. Tel: (0)4 602 1234. hyatt.com

Satisfy your sweet tooth

Cookie monsters and dessert lovers, Soho’s famous bakery and dessert shop Crème has (finally) landed in Dubai. You can now satisfy your sweet tooth with the giant ooey gooey cookies, freshly churned soft-serve ice cream, and indulgent milkshakes at the new spot located in Dar Wasl Mall, Dubai. Choose from four popular flavours: miso and white chocolate, dulce de leche, classic milk chocolate, and double chocolate cookies, as well as the affogato soft serve, served with cookie crumble and espresso.

Crème, Dar Wasl Mall, Al Wasl, Dubai. Daily, 9am to 11pm. Tel:(0)4 352 9708. @cremelondonuae

Book an alfresco table at sunset

If you’re looking for an ultra-romantic date spot to knock your previous efforts out of the park, then The Beach Bar & Grill by Chef Mauro Colagreco at One & Only Royal Mirage should be high on your hit list. Now, the stunning beachfront restaurant has introduced Asado Nights, every Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 10pm. For Dhs450 per person, guests can enjoy a three-course dinner with an Argentine barbecue, cocktail, and a live singer and DJ.

Beach Bar & Grill, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai Marina. Every Friday and Saturday, 6pm to 10pm, Dhs450 per person. Tel: (0)4 399 9999. oneandonlyresorts.com.

Visit the world’s largest inflatable park

JumpX inflatable park dubai

The world’s largest inflatable park JumpX, has re-opened in Dubai, and now that it’s cooler, it’s a great spot to visit with the little ones this weekend. JumpX is located at Riverland Dubai at Dubai Parks and Resorts and picked up a Guinness World Record when it opened earlier this year. The inflatable park is open to everyone above the age of five, so even adults can bounce on over to have some fun. Prices start from Dhs60 for an hour of fun.

JumpX, Riverland at Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Dhs60 for one hour, open to ages 5 and up, Tel: (800) 2629464. dubaiparksandresorts.com 

Saturday, October 28

Downward dog into the weekend with Blu Matcha


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Head to Blu Matcha at City Centre Mirdif this Saturday for a morning of yoga, matcha, and to check out L’Couture’s latest collection of activewear. The wellness morning starts from 8am to 10am, don’t forget your mat!

Blu Matcha, City Centre Mirdif, Dubai. Saturday, October 28, 8am to 10am. @blumatchacafe

Dance the night away at Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal

Fix up, look sharp: British music legend Dizzee Rascal will take to the stage at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai for one night only this Saturday. Still just a rascal, fans can expect to experience his chart-topping hits such as Dance Wiv Me, Bonkers, Holiday, Fix Up Look Sharp, and more. Tickets are on sale now priced at Dhs225. You can get your hands on them here.

Dizzee Rascal at Emirates Golf Club, Dubai. Saturday, Oct 28, Dhs225 per person, dubai.platinumlist.net

Celebrate spooky season at Bongo’s Bingo

Bongo's Bingo

Everyone’s favourite rave is getting an exclusive one-night-only revival with a Halloween-themed party. This time around, you can catch all the thrills and chills at Zero Gravity. Don your best costume and head over on October 28 to bust out your best Thriller moves, sing along to popular spooky tunes, and stand a chance to win a Dhs5,000 prize. There will be the usual take-home prizes, singalongs and a solid game of  bingo. Tickets are priced at Dhs150 per person.

Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina, Sat, Oct 28, doors open at 8pm, tickets at Dhs150, Tel: (0)4 399 0009, dubai.platinumlist.net 

Get together to support Palestine


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In light of the tragic events happening in the region, several initiatives are taking place within the Alserkal Avenue community where all proceeds will be donated to the Emirates Red Crescent including Voices for Palestine at The Flipside this Saturday. From 2pm to 8.30pm, visitors can come together as a community to speak up, raise awareness, and raise funds with panel discussions, live painting, Palestinian food, music artists, t-shirts, and more. All profits will be donated to the Emirates Red Crescent – Tarahum for Gaza.

The Flipside, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. Saturday, October 28, 2pm to 8.30pm. @flipsidedxb

Sunday, October 29

Take the little ones to a creepy cookie-making workshop

Waitrose in Motor City is hosting an eerie-sistable cookie workshop for little ones this Sunday. Taking place from 12pm to 4pm, children can decorate their own creepy cookies in-store using the Waitrose Fine Food set packed with gingerbread biscuits, icing and coloured sugar.

Waitrose Motor City, Dubai. Sunday, October 29, 12pm to 4pm. @waitroseuae

Witness real-life magic at this incredible illusion show

illusion show

Beyond: The Great Illusion Show is heading to Dubai this October. From death-defying stunts to mesmerising hypnosis, brace yourself as four of the world’s greatest illusionists take to the stage. It will be held in two languages, one in English from 5pm to 7pm, and the second in Russian from 9pm to 11pm, so book your tickets accordingly. Prices start from Dhs250 and can be purchased here.

Beyond: The Great Illusion Show, The Agenda, Dubai Media City, Dubai, Oct 28, ticket prices start from Dhs250. @beyond__show

Trick or treat with OliOli


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Exclusively for the little ones, OliOli is hosting their Trick and Treat party from October 27 to 31. This fun adventure is filled with riddles and rhymes, puzzles, and challenges around the iconic children’s museum. All the children must complete 13 tricks to get their treats for the night. The dress-up competition will run along OliOli’s Trick and Treat, and the participants will be up for the chance to win multi-visit passes to OliOli during the upcoming holiday season. The best costume will win great prizes. Tickets start from Dhs129 for one child and one adult.

OliOli, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, Oct 27 to 31, 9am to 6pm, Dhs129 Tel: (0) 4 702 7300, @olioliuae

Celebrate Turkish Independence Day under the stars

Celebrate Türkiye’s Independence Day at Middle Eastern hotspot Ninive this Sunday from 6pm onwards. For Dhs550 per person, indulge in a sharing-style set menu and a carafe of Turkish raki with live entertainment and a DJ throughout the evening.

Ninive, Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Tel: (0) 4 326 6105, for bookings, @ninivedubai, email at book@ninive.ae

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